Pittman & Davis Asian Pear Crisp

Pittman & Davis
asian pear crisp

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Asian Pears are sweet, juicy, and crisp which make them a favorite for eating fresh out of hand. Their firm flesh also makes them great for cooking. This spiced Asian Pear Crisp is a perfect fall dessert and when served with vanilla ice cream it can’t be beat.

The ingredients are simple and preparation is fast and easy. Gather the items and make this tasty, warm Asian Pear Crisp dessert today.


6 Asian Pears

1 Tbs Apple Cider Vinegar

3/4 Cup Brown Sugar, divided

1/4 tsp Cinnamon

1/4 tsp Nutmeg

1/4 tsp Ground Ginger

1/8 tsp Salt

1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour

1/2 Cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour

6 Tbs Unsalted Butter, cut into small chunks and chilled


Preheat oven to 375ºF. Peel, core, and chop pears into 1-inch pieces. In a mixing bowl combine chopped pears, vinegar, spices, salt, and 1/4 Cup of the brown sugar. Stir to blend ingredients well. Transfer pears to a 2-quart baking dish.

In a second mixing bowl, combine both flours, the remaining brown sugar, and stir. Add the chilled butter chunks and work them into the flour with a large fork, pastry cutter, or by hand until combined fully. Spread the flour-butter mixture evenly over the pears. Bake for about 40 minutes, or until the topping is brown and bubbly. Remove from oven, allow the dish to cool for 5 to 10 minutes, and serve warm.


Substitute another 1/2 Cup of All Purpose Flour for the Whole Wheat Pastry Flour if desired.

For an apple version, use your favorite baking apples in place of the pears.

Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of rolled oats to the topping when mixing for added texture.

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